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Old 05-04-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Mad Men

Did a search and found nothing. Anyone watch this show on AMC? My buddy has the first season on DVD and I watched the first 3 episodes yesterday. It's already won 3 Golden Globes and came out in July 2007. Very cool show. It's like Entourage but more geared toward adults. If you interested in the advertising world, like I am, it's a fascinating show. It also has a lot of great, subtle humor.

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Old 05-04-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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Love this show. Anyone know when then new season starts?
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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Good stuff getting through season one right now.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #4
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My dad gets GQ and Esquire magazines and they both rave about this show. I've been wanting to see it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: Mad Men

I will probably start watching this after I get through The Wire. I do TV one at-a-time, the only way I can keep up with a series is if I start it by watching the DVDs.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #6
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Love this show, great stuff
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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Re: Mad Men

This is one of the best shows currently on TV, along with Dexter.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #8
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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Re: Mad Men

I LOVE Mad Men, and I cannot wait for it to come back this summer.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #10
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Love this show. Anyone know when then new season starts?
New season starts in August.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:04 PM   #11
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This show is realistic and true to life like The Wire. I love it... especially because it's about advertising.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:34 PM   #12
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It's like Entourage but more geared toward adults.
I'm sorry, I totally do not see any connection w Entourage at all. Mad Men is a period piece about Madison Ave advertising executives in the 60s. It is an ensemble drama, not a comedy.

The characters drink scotch in the office, chain smoke cigarettes and womanize, which seems to be a product of their occupation and the time. So they party and have money...is that where you see the connection?

Great show though...terrific acting. I hope that season 3 is better than 2 though...thought it was somewhat of a letdown after season 1.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:24 AM   #13
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Picked up the first season from the library and working my way through now. Great stuff.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:12 AM   #14
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I had so much about this show and how great it was, so I just watched the first 2 episodes of season 1 tonight and I am already hooked. Amazing show

And doesn't season 3 start like tomorrow night?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #15
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Season 3 starts on Sunday night.

I frickin love this show!
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:17 AM   #16
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Amazing show, stunned there wasn't a thread for it already....
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:36 AM   #17
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Can't wait for the new season to start. I might need a Draper avatar.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:46 AM   #18
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I'm a big fan of this show too, pumped that the new season starts this Sunday.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:49 AM   #19
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One of the best things on TV right now.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:59 AM   #20
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Re: Mad Men

I'm about halfway through season 2 right now. It's a good show, well made and written, but I don't think its one of the best shows of the last 20 years as has been said.

I feel like the Sopranos did, they stretch stuff out. It's like they have a 10 episode story that they tell over 13 episodes.

Don and Roger are the best characters. However I'm torn with this show because there's absolutely no character that I can really root for. They're all terrible human beings.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:07 PM   #21
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I'm about halfway through season 2 right now. It's a good show, well made and written, but I don't think its one of the best shows of the last 20 years as has been said.

I feel like the Sopranos did, they stretch stuff out. It's like they have a 10 episode story that they tell over 13 episodes.

Don and Roger are the best characters. However I'm torn with this show because there's absolutely no character that I can really root for. They're all terrible human beings.
Another reason its like the Sopranos, and imo, why both are great shows. You find yourself rooting for these people, despite the fact that they can be such horrible people. I guess it is different for you since you don't feel that you can root for any of them.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:23 PM   #22
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Well with the Sopranos we rooted for Tony to survive and outsmart/last the NY mob. I don't feel any inherent danger in Don's life like that of Tony Soprano's. I root for Don to keep Pete Campbell down because he's such a dirtbag, but that doesn't change the fact that Don is a dirtbag as well.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:35 PM   #23
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #24
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Re: Mad Men

Its a good show. I've only seen the first 3 or 4 episodes and am trying to catch up in time for the new season. I've got a long way to go, but I'll at least be DVRing the new episodes so I can watch them whenever.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:11 PM   #25
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Possibly the best show on television.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:40 PM   #26
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My avatar should say it all. I love the show. Can't wait for tonight. I still have 3 episodes to re-watch tonight of season 2 to be fully caught up (even though I watched them last year).
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:24 AM   #27
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Great episode tonight. Thoughts? I like the direction of the new season....
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:41 AM   #28
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DVR'ed it, can't wait to watch it tonight. Too bad AMC HD isn't coming in for some reason, I had to dvr it in standard definition.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #29
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Great episode tonight. Thoughts? I like the direction of the new season....
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I wasn't really blown away by this episode. I liked a lot of it, but the fire alarm scene was not well done - way too convenient/contrived, especially since that was 2 seasons in the making. But at the same time it's good that that is out of the way now, because this show really isn't about people finding things out, it's more about how their motivations and reactions to events - in my opinion. I liked Don's less-than-subtle way to tell Sal both to be more discreet and that Don was not likely to say anything to anyone.

Also, I'm not sure how I felt about the play-like first scene and how Don was daydreaming events he did not experience.

I did like how easily Don was able to create a scene for Betty and later inhabit a different persona for the stewardess, but could not recall the circumstances of his daughters birth.
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I enjoyed last night, but it sucks not being able to watch in HD when you watched the last 2 seasons on Blu-Ray leading up to last night.
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